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Acquisition of Pro Mach Complete, Company Prepares for Pack Expo International

Pro Mach Inc.'s acquisition by AEA Investors LP (AEA) is now wrapped up, just in time for Pack Expo International, where the provider of packaging machinery and integrated systems will showcase its global family of brands. The company will be exhibiting November 2-5 at Booth S-2134.

PDA Offers Help in Applying Single-Use Systems to Bio/Pharma Operations

The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) announced the completion of guidance on the application of single-use, or disposable, systems in the manufacturing operations for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical products with the publication of Technical Report No. 66: Application of Single-Use Systems in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing.


Vial2Bag DC Device from West Gains FDA Clearance and CE Mark

 West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., a global provider of innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, has received 510(k) clearance of the Vial2Bag® DC device from the United States Food and Drug Administration, and also the CE Mark for the European Union.


Where's the Pain in Your Supply Chain?

When it comes to the supply chain, healthcare industry executives continue to be concerned about regulatory compliance, cost, and product security, report respondents to the 7th annual UPS "Pain in the (Supply) Chain" (PITC) survey. More than 530 executives in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Asia, and Latin America were interviewed during the blind phone survey conducted by TNS, on behalf of UPS, between January and March 2014.

Three Ways to Reduce Cost in Medical Device Packaging

When it comes to medical devices, packaging is sometimes an afterthought. While there are outstanding packages that win high-profile awards, some companies fail to recognize the importance of this factor until late in the game. In worst-case scenarios, this can impact the quality and safety of the device. More often, however, the result is financial, because companies neglect to take steps to reduce packaging costs.

Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging Relocates to Expansive New Production Facility


Contract Packager More Than Doubles Its Floorspace, Adding 10 New Packaging Lines, a Schedule II DEA Vault and a Modernized Training Zone

Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging, St. Louis, MO, a contract packager serving the global pharmaceutical industry with bottling, blistering, pouching, unit-of-use, compliance and secondary packaging services, has completed its move into a modernized 190,000-square-foot production facility.

Rollprint Introduces New High-Barrier Clear Film for Pharma and Other Applications

Rollprint Packaging Products Inc. has developed a new film for pharmaceutical and other chemically-sensitive products that need packaging with high barrier and clarity. The new Exponent film consists of Rollprint’s ClearFoil, a barrier-coated polyester, that is extrusion or adhesive laminated to Ineos’s Barex acrylonitrile-methyl acrylate copolymer. 

Pelican BioThermal LLC Highlighted as New Division at IQPC's Cold Chain Event

At IQPC’s 2014 cold-chain event in Boston, Pelican BioThermal LLC showcased new technology and its new name unifying the two companies acquired by Pelican Products, Minnesota Thermal Science (MTS) and Cool Logistics.

Oregon Compounding Centers, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Unexpired Sterile Products in Oregon and Washington Due to Lack of Sterility Assurance

October 9, 2014 - Wilsonville, Ore. – Oregon Compounding Centers, Inc., dba Creative Compounds, is voluntarily recalling certain unexpired human and veterinary sterile products to the consumer level due to lack of sterility assurance.

Printing on Flexible Packaging Materials

As medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers prepare to comply with FDA’s Unique Device Identification (UDI) and various other track and trace/serialization initiatives, they are evaluating the ability of existing printing systems to produce the requisite bar codes and human readable text. Systems must be able to print high-quality codes on widely used flexible packaging materials, for instance, because manufacturers may be reluctant to qualify new materials simply to improve print quality. New printing approaches may therefore be in order.

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